"...Beautiful and intelligent siblings,
Valerie Red-Horse, Irene Bedard and Kimberly Norris Guerrero deliver such
strong, committed portrayals that the sisters and the issues they confront
become very real. Stirring... heartfelt and illuminating film."
"Fresh perspective... empowering... interesting...
"Emotionally satisfying... Notions of alienation
and community, fear and hope, anonymity and identity come together with sincerity
and force. It's what independent films are supposed to be all about. The film
offers... the fresh beauty of the independent."
"Nicely mounted... Red-Horse cuts an attractive
figure. Interesting... ever-so-slightly different... worthy."
"Red-Horse has a good handle on the complexities
of maintaining ethnic identity in the face of overriding American values...
film [is like] a commendable, well-written essay."
"Engaging...well-made...frequently funny and emotionally
"This really is a movie for everyone..."
"A truly inspiring movie, 'Naturally Native' is a must
"A heartfelt drama..."
"A cinematic charmer..."
"A smart, accomplished and balanced movie..."
It's an exciting time for NATURALLY NATIVE, winning four awards at the First Americans In The Arts (FAITA), which is the Native American equivalent for the Academy Awards. NATURALLY NATIVE was awarded: Best-Writing - Valerie Red-Horse; Best Directing - Jennifer Wynne Farmer & Valerie Redhorse; Best producing - Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Dawn Jackson, Yvonne Russo & Valerie Red-Horse; Outstanding New Performer - Lowell Raven. We are very excited about these awards which are presented on February 26, 2000 in Los Angeles, California.
For more information on First Americans in the Arts, please go to www.firstamericans.org
"Special Jury Award" Dreamspeakers Film Festival, Alberta, Canada
"Audience Award" Santa Clarita Film Festival, Santa Clarita, California
"Independent Feature Film-Low Budget" Worldfest-Flagstaff, Flagstaff, Arizona
"Producers of the Year" American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco, California
"Independent Feature Film-Low Budget" Worldfest-Houston, Houston, Texas
Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah